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Using discarded decorative woods and metals, fabrics and ephemera, and acrylic paints and gels, A.E. Ryan creates artistic overlays which evoke ambiguous tales set in vaguely Mediterranean locales, as seen in her exhibition, Dangerous Cooks and Falling Arches. The show includes The Arbitrary Imposition of Will on Laundry (left) and A.E. in Liguria: Blue Shutters (right)."Shifts in scale and plane abound unexpectantly," she said. "I enjoy moving back and forth in my pieces from those that seem reliquary-like, to those that speak of architecture and climate." The show is on view at The Dean's Gallery, Rm E52-466, through June 20.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 10, 1998.